LAKHIMPUR: The Punya Makar Maghi Purnima Mahasnanotsav started at Laksmi Da Triveni Sangam at Joyhing in Lakhimpur district on Saturday with a two-day long programme.
Notably, Laksmi Da Triveni Sangam is one of the holy places of Assam which has been glorifying Lakhimpur district since time immemorial, being located in the beautiful landscape of the confluence of the Ranganadi, Joyhingnadi, and Dhekianad at Joyhing, about 10 km north of North Lakhimpur town.
The mega religious event was organized by the Lakshmi Da Triveni Sangam Development Committee on the occasion of the holy full moon’s day of the Assamese calendar month of Magh. The festive event has been held with a view to reawakening the place of worship and to promote the site as a tourist attraction in order to develop the tourism industry of the district.
On Saturday, the programme began with the recitation of Veda mantras. It was followed by a religious cultural programme in which various religious-cultural elements were showcased.
After the stage inauguration by the Acharyas of Joyhing Ekal Bidyalaya, Borgeet by Mili Borah and Jily Borah, Dashawovatar Nitya by Priyanka Dutta, Xattriya Nitya by Biku Borah, Diha Naam by Sankarpur and Bali Chapori women, Krishna Nitya by Bhargavi Hazarika, Devi Vandana by Hima Sarmah, devotional Odisha dance by three cultural groups led by Sumo Tanti, Nimisha Tanti and Lukumoni Nayak. Sangini dance led by Gomawoti and Junmoni was also presented.
Handloom and Textile Minister Ranjit Dutta, Lakhimpur HPC MP Pradan Baruah and Lakhimpur MLA Utpal Dutta arrived at the event of the Triveni Sangam on the day. Addressing the devotees, the minister and the MP gave words to turn the holy confluence site into a noted tourist place.
“Our government will do whatever has to be done for the betterment and welfare of the people. An event like this will promote the socio-economic condition of the area ushering in peace and harmony among the people,” he stated. He further suggested that the heritage of the State must be preserved and protected by the common masses in order to script history for the future. The agenda of the event on Sunday will begin with Tirtha Pujan. Then the Snan Mahasnanotsav will start from 7 am. It will be followed by a Dharmalosana Sabha wherein the xatradhikars of almost all the xatras in Lakhimpur district and theological scholars will be present.